Celebrating International Women’s Day 2010

On this day of celebrating the achievements of women around the world, Nature Canada is highlighting our current integrated conservation and development project in Paraguay.
Working with local partners Guyra Paraguay and Fortaleser, our project will enable Paraguayan women farmers to fully participate in the integral rural development of their communities. The partners will work with 450 women farmers in four communities to improve their food security, health, gender equality and democratic governance, and to raise their awareness of the need for biodiversity conservation. The women will receive the tools and training they need to pursue organic farming, product commercialization and to reduce soil degradation and unsustainable use of natural resources.
Photo by Fortaleser